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Crestron is taking home automation to new heights with its integrated, seamless solutions for luxury, multi-dwelling unit apartments.

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Home automation has become a must-have solution when designing a new property. From newly built homes to luxury apartments, a smart home system makes a homeowner’s life much easier.

In Australia, home automation is booming, with predictions that it will leap from its $3 billion in 2020 to $6.85 billion by 2027*. In addition, almost two-thirds of prospective multi-dwelling unit tenants treat preinstalled smart devices as a key element when choosing a new apartment.

As more appliances and products incorporate smart technology, building companies and developers are embracing this new way of living, particularly for multi-dwelling units.

Home automation is now a must-have solution
Automated lighting, air-con & entertainment are popular

‘Australian homeowners are attracted to the convenience and newly found affordability of smart home solutions,’ says Dee Bubeck, Director of Residential Solutions ANZ at Crestron Electronics. ‘Builders and developers are being aware that the “want” for smart home features has become a “must”.’

With more than 300 new products being developed annually, Crestron provides a premium home automation, Crestron Home. Here, lighting, air-conditioning, entertainment, CCTV cameras, motorised blinds, curtains and much more can be controlled by a single, highly intuitive app or touchpanel.

More than 300 Crestron products are developed annually
All devices are designed and engineered to work together
Seamless automation

When installing and managing a smart home system, such as Crestron Home, it’s essential to bring in a specialised smart home integrator. 

‘It’s a myth that various smart devices work together easily,’ explains Dee. ‘They don’t – it’s a complex process to bring different systems together seamlessly. That’s why Crestron provides a full single branded ecosystem where everything is designed and engineered to work together.’ 

When developing multi-dwelling units, home automation speaks to all different systems in a property’s development, covering the likes of air-conditioning, lighting, building management and securitony. 

There’s a lot to consider to get it right, such as integrating with building-wide systems, networking requirements, power requirements, and keypad design and functionality. Crestron has the experience to ensure this is all covered.

Streaming is distributed to different rooms and devices
More appliances incorporate smart technology now
Excellent service

Launched in the US more than 50 years ago, Crestron is a thoroughly tested, proven and established platform that will stand the test of time.

This quality brand provides free, local technical support.

Future-proofing a home

As technology changes over time, it’s important to be prepared for what your clients need now and in the future. Current trends include touchless technologies, voice activation and distributed audio and video streaming throughout a home to different rooms and devices.

Using a yoga app can help you improve serenity
Automation controls the flame power based on the temperature

To be up to date with evolving platforms, turn to Crestron, a trusted manufacturer with a solid track record. It includes all the latest features and provides flexibility for end-users into the future. This ensures the longevity and useability of the platform.

As Dee points out, a smart home should be intelligent enough to update itself. ‘New features, functions and device support gets added in the background,’ he says. ‘That’s why the Crestron system purchased or installed yesterday gets better over time.’

Apartment living – comfort and convenience

When Aqualand Australia released the luxury residential building, Blue at Lavender Bay in Sydney, Crestron Home was selected for the home automation. Crestron Home provides a single, simple user interface for controlling lighting, blinds, heating/cooling, video intercom, lift call and access control. This can be used via the in-wall touchscreen, or via the residents’ mobile device.

For the residents at Blue, Crestron Home provides a smart and simple home experience as they enjoy luxury living in a high-end harbourside apartment.

Book now

Crestron delivers unparalleled performance and reliability in a single full-service offering. For more information, book a demonstration at a Crestron Experience Centre in Sydney or Melbourne, or get in touch with its design consultant.

For more information, visit Creston online or call 1800 555 040.

* From Australia Smart Home Market by Application, Products, Active Household Numbers, Penetration rate, Company Analysis, Forecast.

Brand promotion: This article was compiled with contributions from Crestron.

Published on 19 October 2022

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